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of reddi wip is the sound of joy. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for y
special. >> you're not alone. here comes gretchen. >> hi, everyone. on "the real story" the medicare chief testifying on the hill again. as we're learning, the obama care website could expose your social security numbers to hackers, great. but the president's honesty about health care an even bigger problem. >>> plus, does hollywood need half a million bucks to push obama care? we have his take live in the studio. >>> after the l.a.x. rampage, just ahead of all of us going shopping. how scared should we be? the doctor leaving his wife to be with another woman allegedly told fellow inmates he was glad his wife was dead. now those inmates are taking the stand in the doctor's murder trial. >>> so, hi, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. welcome to "the real story." senators grilling mayor lan tavner. the botched rollout. whole bunch of questions going on in today's hearing. she was asked about indications the administration really turned a blind eye to website security concerns. >> september 27th memo addressed to you states that due to system readiness issues, the required security assessment wa
expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. there's a range of plans to choose from, too, and they all travel with you anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. ♪ call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what m
medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. there's a range of plans to choose from, too, and they all travel with you anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. ♪ call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what m
companies and not dollars coming out of the medicare trust fund, that they should not be declared to be government health plans. >> the medicare advantage plan is the same and is governed. >> actually, it is not quite the same, senator. it is a private insurance plan where federal dollars are paid directly out of the trust fund to the medicare trust fund. this is different, these are individuals playing premiums -- paying premiums to the private marketplace. >> may i reserve my time for a second round? >> you may, absolutely. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary sibelius, i have read the testimony and listen to it carefully and appreciated your commitment to making the website work. i am concerned, though, that a lot of the testimony and discussion we are having seems to imply that the problem we are dealing with has to deal with outlets on the website. experts are being hired to get the website fixed and then everything will be great. the chairman asked you if it would not be better to hold off until we can get the website fixed. i want to expand the little beyond that. i am con
or so ago, health and human services department under medicare part d was paying for prescription drugs, reimbursing insurance companies for people who are not here legally. >> knowingly? >> knowingly as far as we know. no, they didn't have policies in place that would have caught these people or vetted them one by one in terms of their immigration status the way that medicare part d works is people have their plans offered through a private insurance company and then those insurance companies bill the federal government. so, the federal government was effectively paying insurance companies on behalf of patients that apparently the insurance companies hadn't vetted extensively enough. they thought they might have been eligible for medicare but they weren't because they are illegal immigrants. >> what i love it's always like a two year, three year program. i'm always curious. are they doing it right now. >> they may be doing it right now because this report came out fairly recently and it was for several years ago. so now they are just starting to put policies in place that would catch t
% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. >> a packed american airline flight was forced to make an emergency landing because they had a cracked windshield. the pilot declared an emergency and landed the plane safely in orlando. the cause of that crack remained under investigation, bill. bill: fk *, t
for their medicare coverage. if you're looking at your options, see why aarp medicare plans from unitedhealthcare could be right for you. as you know, medicare doesn't cover everything. that's why it's important to consider your choices. aarp medicare plans offer a range of options, including plans that help lower your prescription costs or let you enjoy extra wellness benefits. and all these unitedhealthcare plans are backed by a commitment to quality and service. call or go online today to find out more. with over 30 years of medicare experience, unitedhealthcare can connect you with the right coverage to help you enjoy a healthier life. millions of people have chosen aarp medicare plans from unitedhealthcare. so join them and see what these plans can do for you. call unitedhealthcare today or go online to learn more. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i get 2% cash back on every purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally someone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male ann
of the hour and the top of the news from the fox news deck. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. th
insurance either through their job or medicarer to the individual mark -- or medicare or the individual market. if you are one of these folks it's reasonable that you might worry if healthcare reform will create changes that's a problem for you. especially when you are bombarded with fear mongering. the first thing you need to know is this. if you already have healthcare, you don't have to do anything. bill: how does that sound? >> it certainly wasn't true. whether he knew of it wasn't true is problematic. if we had 85% of the american people covered by healthcare, why did we throw the whole system out and run into this tremendously mistyifying bureaucratically ensnarled obamacare. we could have done it with a lot less cost and burd to the american people. these things lodge yo -- these y out, what's the matter with these people. the only solution i can think of is to elect republicans in 2014. you saw that, bill clinton was not a great president before we got both houses of congress. he started to work with us and he became a fairly decent president with regard to the political structu
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insurance. they don't have a workplace insurance. they are not medicare eligible. they are not a veteran. they want insurance and often struggle with not only price increases at about 16% a year where the average. but everybody is medically underwritten so that any illness, disease, could block you from the market in the first place or put you in a pool that could skyrocket and lock oust. the protection that is the affordable care act added to the individual market, the last market without consumer protections are the very one that is every worker in a small group plan enjoy or in a work site enjoy. you can't be locked out because of a preexisting condition. you must be offered a policy. nur a risk pool so your own disease profile doesn't determine your rates. that is what is happening with that market. more than 50% of the people are not in their policies for a year. a third are there for only six months. it is a very volatile, very expensive, very unprotected marketplace for way too many folks. i have watched you today and watched you being eviss rated over in the house, calls for your
found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. >> the investigation is still ongoing, 7:25 tuesday, virginia state police troopers and sheriff's deputies responsibled to a 9-1-1 call at a's at 26 vineyard drive in the community of millboro in bath county. during the course of the investigation, state police determined that senator deeds and his son, austin deeds, who also went by gus, 24 years of age, had an altercation at the deeds residence. deeds was stabbed multiple times about the head and upper torso. deeds was able to leave the scene on foot and as he was coming down the hill of his residence he encountered a cousin who lives ne
of health care hearings to tell you about. the centers for medicaid and medicare services will be on capitol hill to talk about the health care law including the health care.gov rollout. it will be live on c-span at 10:00 a.m. at the same time on wednesday morning, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius testifies in front of the senate finance committee and secretary sebelius and other obama officials won't talk about the research and the updates that should be completed by the end of the month. you can see that at 10:00 a.m. eastern on wednesday. >> you are watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate and on weeknights, watch key items and the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can get our schedules are websites nuking join in the conversation on social media sites. >> our series on the affordable care act in conjunction with kaiser health news focuses on what is happening with the insurance plans that are being canceled. this is 45 minutes. >> on this segment of the "washington journal", we have been taking a look at the imp
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people. they are not medicare. medicare is not part of this. probably between 50 and 64, something along those lines. and probably pretty ill. unless they get the young people though sign up. then you are going to have premiums skyrocket. >> are republicans gloating at this point on capitol hill? >> oh, yeah. they took a beating in the shutdown. and the reversal of fortunes is something i haven't seen and i have been in washington since 1995. this dramatic has done a 180 where democrats were united really on the shutdown. republicans divided and now democrats are -- problem for the white house is this is going to be the story for so long, months, maybe years. >> the president promised us november 30th. secretary sebelius, somebody did november 30th that this web site is going to work. and for the life of me i can't figure out why they gave us a set date. we are all sitting there waiting for that date. >> i think so much pressure from the press. they are like when is it going to be fixed? they had to have some answer. now we are seeing leaked reports well maybe not november 300th. role nu
that's progressive. call or click today. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> in the impact segment tonight, we continue with lead story. what's the biggest problem facing us today. brand new fox news analyst herman cain. and you say? >> hello, bill. i say the biggest problem that this country has is a deficiency of leadership. we do not have a leader in the white house. we have a politician in the white house who is continuing his popularity campaign even though he has already been reelected. this deficiency of leadership is why the debt is out of control. why this economy is shrinking instead of growing, why the unemployment rate is not going down, and a host of other problems stem from a deficiency of le
of things which are keeping people on medicare and keeping people to the extent that they can stay in the middle class, these are the kind of things dependent on. >> nobody is talking about cutting medicare or social security. >> sure they are talking about it the president himself has even said that he is open to cuts in medicare. >> the only cuts in medicare would come for people who are wealthy. over a certain threshold. so, let's not propagandize the issue. let's get back to the vision that president obama has as compared to your former boss, bill clinton. clinton had a fiscally irresponsible. he didn't attempt to micromanage the private sector. and he had a couple of economic bumps in the road. whereas president obama is the biggest spending president in the history by far. and much more of a i don't care much about the debt whereas clinton kind of did or am i wrong? >> first of all when president clinton took office the economy was starting to grow. when president obama took office the congress was shrinking all time rare. god to be fair i any that some of -- both of them rai
or covered through an employer plan or through medicare or medicaid, or the veteran's administration, there is no change for you except for an increase in benefits that everyone receives as a result of the affordable care act. if you are one of the 15 percent of the americans on that are uninsured and only recourse for health care is the emergency room, then you have nothing but better options, because you have available to you potentially free or very affordable health coverage and free if it goes through medicaid or affordable options that did not exist for you before. if you are one of those americans in what makes up only five percent of the population that receive and get coverage through the individual market, and had a plan before the law passed, then it has not been changed by the insurance company and cancelled by the insurance company. you can keep it and writ nen the law and explained by secretary sebelius when the rule of that law was published in 2010. however, if you are in the individual market and your insurance company down graded your plan and changed your plan, yo
. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. rely on unitedhealthcare for their medicare coverage. if you're looking at your options, see why aarp medicare plans from unitedhealthcare could be right for you. as you know, medicare doesn't cover everything. that's why it's important to consider your choices. aarp medicare plans offer a range of options, including plans that help lower your prescription costs or let you enjoy extra wellness benefits. and all these unitedhealthcare plans are backed by a commitment to quality and service. call or go online today to find out more. with over 30 years of medicare experience, unitedhealthcare can connect you with the right coverage to help you enjoy a healthier life. millions of people have chosen aarp medicare plans from unitedhealthcare. so join them and see what these plans can do for you. call unitedhealthcare today or go online to learn more. female narrator: through veterans day, it's posturepedic through veterans day, it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' i
] and more of a journey. keep going strong. and as you look for a medicare supplement insurance plan... expect the same kind of commitment you demand of yourself. aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. medicare open enrollment. of year again. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> under fire this week, health and human services secretary sebelius takes backlash. she would join a growing number of people who under this president, would, for various reasons, were shown the door, went out the door voluntarily or never mated to their apointed posts. as far as what is called the second toughest job in the world, the president is now on chief of staff number five. so far, that's the most chiefs since harry truman
. secretary kathleen sebelius is here to discuss the affordable care act. just like medicare part d, the launch of the website has not gone well. but the early glitches in this rollout will soon be forgotten, just like medicare part d. a lot of the discussion will focus on the website. this is an important issue. i want to learn what the secretary can tell us about the problems and how they will be fixed. we should keep this issue in perspective. the affordable care act is working. it has been improving the health security of millions of americans for the past three years. because of the affordable care act more than 7 million people on medicare have saved more than $8 billion on their prescription drugs. more than 100 million americans have access to free preventive coverage. they no longer face lifetime limits on their coverage. over 10 million americans have received rebates from insurance companies. finally, this january, the worst abuses of the insurance industry will be halted. never again will a family be denied coverage because their child has a chronic health condition. nev
an employer plan or through medicare or medicaid, or the veterans administration there is no change for you accept an increase in benefits that everyone receives as a result of the affordable care act. they're one of americans who are uninsured whose only recourse for health care is the emergency room. then you have nothing but better options because you have available to you potentially free or very affordable health coverage or affordable options that did not exist for you before. if you are one of those americans that makes up only 5% of the population who currently receive, get coverage of some kind in the individual market and have a plan before law passed that hasn't been changed by your insurance company or canceled by your insurance company, downgraded by your insurance company you can keep it. it's written into law. it was explained by secretaries sebelius when the rule associated with that was published in 2010. however, if you are in the individual market and your insurance company changed your plan, downgraded debt your insurance has to meet the basic standards set by the afford
, a lot like we just heard senator talking about. the projections around medicare part d, the raid came in significantly. >> are using that in the individual market, insurance rates are going down? >> i didn't say they are going down, but that the rates are lower than even what was predicted. for millions of people in the market, they will actually for the first time ever have some financial help paying for their health insurance. >> we are going to have to move on here. >> mr. chairman, one of the toughest public service jobs i have ever had is the elected insurance commissioner of florida. and one of the most bedeviling insurance markets was the individual insurance policy. because what would happen people would be enticed to come in with cheap health insurance and then over time as the group got older and sicker, there was no control on the rates and they would go up and then they found limited health insurance. that is what the affordable care act is trying to address and we are talking about the individual insurance policies are not the group policies. in this particular case we no
charged and what's their problem? what's their history? >> this is with the medicare contract. >> a different one. >> right. not related to the healthcare office of inspector general for health and human services came out and said there were security lapses where employees there could plug in some unauthorized usb drives into the computers that could insect it with malware or open it up for theft of some of the private data that's in the system. >> by malware you mean could put a virus in it or stick their ipod and download all the personal information, right? >> that's right. >> in plain english. so, how many people were potentially exposed by it? >> it was 6 million. i mean, there is no indication that anything was stolen or broken within the web site it exposed about 6 million beneficiaries. >> this was last summer it was discovered? >> it was in june, yeah is there any indication that secretary sebelius or anyone else in the government thought let's not put in charge of healthcare dot goff to fix it a company that last summer had security lapses that had 6 million people a
to be with you. >> nice to have you. so the medicare chief marilyn tafner testified today she said that the web site is continuing to improve. that brings some sort of sense of contentment to you? i don't know what other words describe. >> well, i guess she could have said it can't get any worse and that would have been accurate as well. no, i'm quite concerned that more people are being cancelled from their insurance than are able to sign up for insurance. in my state of kentucky, which some people are touting as a success, 10 times as many people have lost their insurance as have signed up for obamacare. and the ones that have signed up for obamacare, 8 a% of the people in my state have signed up for medicaid, free healthcare. so i think we are headed towards a lot of problems each if they eventually, you know, figure out the web site, then it's going to hit home how much this is going to cost. >> you know, i just don't get. this everyone is very concerned with the web site. and i understand why because it's been enormously frustrating to people. i never thought that this web site auto would
of the nd centers for medicare and rollou medicaid testified it's now o easier to create an account and easier to browse plans without ut creating an account. crea still she faced stuff criticism not just from republicans as youicans as expect but also from democrats rom who worried that all the at all problems with the website have red scared away the young people eople that they need to sign up in order to make the program work. >> i believe there's a crisis of conflict created in the cancelling of policies and . sticker shock for some people. do you have a plan to get the young people back? w >> yes, we do. we'll roll out that plan. our goal is to stabilize the website this month and then we have a targeted plan that includes not only young people but the large populations of uninsured in markets. yes, there's a plan.plan. >> reporter: the administration is releasing enrollment figures rele sometime next week. that was not good enough for the but that house ways and means committee the that issued a subpoena to ittee. secretary sebelius.rs they want the numbers b
're struggling with that in georgia as well. you had signups for medicare even though the state of georgia didn't go ahead and create its own exchange. you didn't expand medicare in your state. what would be the budgetary impact in the state of georgia? >> well, i think, i have heard that other states across the board, that the people, where theyave increased their medicare roles to 136% of the federal poverty level, people who go into the exchange are shuttled off into medicaid, now, we did not increase our medicaid rolls to the federal poverty level, yet we expect to see more and more people be told they're eligible for medicaid and in georgia we have to pay 43% of that, the government pays 56.4%. of all of those new medic aid enrollees. >> ralph hudgens, georgia state insurance commissioner, thank you for being us with us. >> thank you. >>> up next the presidens favorite answer in the face of scandal remains "i did not." roi ludwig will join me to tell us how this man can mislead and deceive the american people in an ongoing manner, what is he we went out and asked people a simple question:
consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. there's a range of plans to choose from, too, and they all travel with you anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. ♪ call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. expenses that could rea
/3 of the federal budget is basically medicare, medicaid, social security, defense spending and interest on the public debt. that is where the money is, that is where we're going to make any progress inwe reducing spendingn the future we have to focus our attention. >> host: carl from chicago, illinois, on the line for democrats. you're on with mr. hoagland. >> caller: good morning, gentleman. mr. hoagland, you're saying a balance between spending and revenues. i think thatth you got it wrong. this is where the problem is in my eyes. in 2000 we had a balanced budget anhad surplus. republican chose to take all the surplus and borrow money to have tax cuts, okay? they said that we could have a war. in six weeks it wasn't going to cost as you dime. that wasn't true. it cost us a trillion or two dollars, maybe one or two trillion doll -- $2 trillion. we had the recession where americans lost 30% of their net worth and lost gdp because the recession started in 2007. gdp in 2007 and 8. which probably comes to maybe about, comes to maybe about a couple of trillion dollars. this is not about the
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? guest: doing well. caller: i hope this is not as bad as medicare part d. medicare part d. i had a good plan through my company. said youeled it and could get the government plan. i said this is a lot worse than what i got. i went to the v.a. every medicine there was higher than i could get any egg box store. store. big box is your plan, replacing the replacing this obamacare. guest: you said you're with the v.a. plan. that is not medicare part d. you are limited to the list of medications you can take. of big-boxd is a lot stores began to offer medications like antibiotics for free or at huge discounts, to get you in the door. you mentioned medicare part d. saw thattary of hhs there were problems and he told drugstores fill the prescription and we will take care of this later. they ran several tests along the way. some people were dual eligible. just fill the prescription and we will take care of that. that was not a lapse that occurred. here we have a huge problem that is not fixed yet. the website may be fixed. what is not going to be fixed are the prices people will be paying. peopl
by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >> thousands of people gathered today at the site of one of the briefest and most memorable speeches in u.s. history. but the president was not one of them. we report on the 150th history of the gettysburg address. >> one observer in the crowd had managed to security himself a spot near the platform and he talked about the silence, the intensity with which people listened to the gettysburg address. that they interrupted lincoln with roars of applause five times during the address and then at the end, gave three cheers for lincoln. >> of the two to three minute address universally regarded as america's greatest oration delivered by her president, much is ambiguous, why did the copy of the speech t
plan. our plan didn't raise taxes, didn't cut medicare. this one does. it's not even about a website. it is about more than that. it's about can you imagine the government providing a hip or knee replacement if they can't get the website right, what makes you think they're going to get the health care itself correct? >> the one calling for delay now are not the republicans. it's the democrats, senator bayh. there are at least a dozen senate democrats who are saying let's push back the mandate. let's push back the penalties some saying a few weeks or months. joe manchin of west virginia is saying delay the individual mandate a year. we're going to talk about g.o.p. problems in the next segment but how big a burden could obamacare be for democrats in 2014? >> it could potentially be a very significant burden, chris. and i would imagine most of the people calling for delay are many of the members up for election next november because they're worried about this. the rollout was a real calamity, no question about it. even the administration admitted that. i think the political impact next
nature. medicare pays $90 of that. but for the same thing, the exchange plans are offering around $60 to $70. more upsetting to some doctors, they feel these rate reductions aren't being clearly spelled out, not being transparent. separately, the obama administration is pushing back the enrollment dates for the exchanges by eight more days. this means the new deadline to sign up is now december 23rd. anyone picking up a plan by then will be covered as of january 1. next year's deadline will be november 15th, 2014, instead of october 15th. there are some cynics that say the pushes in enrollment pushes it right back to after the mid-term elections. instead, larry, of just before it. back over to you. >> gee, you think it has something to do with the elections? how about that? dominic chu, cynic supreme. i want to start on these dramatically slashed doctors' fees. every day the true cost of obama care becomes clearer. here the doctors get squeezed performing the same services for bargain-basement prices. so much for keeping your doctor if you like him. i don't know. i fear the death of t
years. because of the affordable care act, more than 7 million people on medicare have saved more than $8 billion on their prescription drugs. more than 100 million americans have access to free preventive coverage. and no longer face lifetime limits on their coverage. over 10 million americans have received rebates from insurance companies and finally, this january, the worst abuses of insurance industry will be halted. never again will a family be denied coverage because their child has a chronic health condition. never again will individuals see their premiums shoot up because they got sick or faced an unexpected medical expense. never again will a woman have to pay twice as much as a man for the same insurance. that is why allowing insurers to continue offering deficient plans next year is such a bad policy. the law says that all plans except those that were grandfathered in 2010, must meet the new consumer protection standards. if we don't enforce this policy, insurance companies can continue offering flimsy coverage that disappears when people actually need it and no one should w
information officer, at the centers for medicare and medicaid services is our guest today. thank you for testifying. i hope you can appreciate the hss has a ways to go to regain the trust of the american people. they were told it would be as easy as buying a television on amazon. every day new revelations are emerging showing this was avoidable. mr. chao was witnessed that the company primarily response for building the website would quote crash on take off end quote. and as early as march of this year, officials were well aware they were off schedule and testing was elementlimited. and we learned healthcare.gov was launched after a memo alerted her the full assessment wasn't completed. so they knew there was security issues. the administration officials promised in public that in only a few days the american people would be able to use a perfectly functioning website. secretary sebelius told us the highest measures are in place and i hope we hear what they are from mr. chao and our second panel as well. the second panel features the people responsible for the healthcare.gov. i am di
healthcare.gov from an i.t. official with the centers for medicare and medicaid sentences -- services. the hearing ran about 2.5 hours. >> good morning. i convened this hearing to talk about healthcare.gov. americans want to know the answers to two simple questions -- is my information secure if i use healthcare.gov, why should i believe the administration that it is the echo it has been nearly 50 years since the launch of healthcare.gov, and the website is not function at an acceptable level. this is in spite the numerous problems and assurances the public was given by the administration leading up to and over several months leading up to the launch of the website. this committee heard directly from secretaries to bilious -- lius,ecretary sebei tavener, and cohen that they would be ready by october 1. those projections were not just limited to the website. we've also been routinely promised the website with a thin that americans -- was safe and that americans information was secure. tavener toles testing was to begin in october of last year and testing was to compete -- to be complet
% of the population. not the 80% who get insurance through employers, but medicare or medicaid or va . >> reporter: there are new questions about the voracity of that claim after a forbes.com report that in june 2010 official predicted that quote mid range estimate is 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grand father status by the end of 2013, meaning there could be disruption and cancel letters coming for millions of people in employer base coverage as well. >> it is what the government forces them to buy. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employers who are seeing the rate of health care cost increases come down. >> it is less than 1/3 of increase a decade ago. so problem salved? no problem improved, yes. >> reporter: national federation of independent business revealed a new survey of 921 small business owners who say opposite. 64% of those small businesses say, they areaying more for insurance premiums per employee than in 2012, the small be owner in sea
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with officials from the health and human services department and the centers for medicaid and medicare services. this hearing on the status of the rollout from the healthcare website is a little more than four hours. >> the committee will come to order. we have two rants. he the money the government takes involuntarily from them is both been. second, americans to serve an efficient government that works for them. is toty on this committee in fact protect these rights. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers because they have a money government takes from them is well spent. tirelesslyb to work in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts and bring general reform to the bureaucracy. agohree and a half years have partisan vote, they affordability care rocked. it gave them three years to implement, unlimited money, and ensure they neither need to come back to congress ever again. rules.ated their own the 2400 pages were passed into tensnd they now represent of thousands of pages of regulation that were created based on how this administration wanted a
? >> i think they got some hurt people here. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> we are hearing the newly released 911 call crash in texas that sent three of willie nelson's band members to the hospital. it plowed over a pillar 70 miles east of dallas. it happened last weekend. tmz has the 911 by a man who saw it all mapped happened. >> we have got some hurt people here. i'm going to see. and there is a tour bus. two of them come by me. said some people are hurt. they are all alive. amazing they are alive. >> willie nelson himself not on the bus at the time. but his drummer broke his hip. two other band mates suffered bumps and bruises. the tour will resume next month. two other couples facing charges for alleged imprisonment in tucson home. now we are learning
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